TMS tie-ups blurring lines between brokers, visibility providers

Shippers can become perplexed by the increasing tie-ups between freight brokers, TMS platforms, and visibility providers. Photo credit: The tangle of partnerships among freight brokers, […]

US retailers: US peak season volume will be down

Imports from China in the first half of 2019 were down 5 percent, which kept the growth in total US imports from Asia to only 1.4 […]

Profits fuel Saia’s ongoing LTL expansion

Saia’s latest terminal is in Syracuse, New York. The carrier will open six more centers in the second half of the year. Photo credit: Ari Ashe/ […]

Not enough trucks leaving market to dent oversupply

Two trucks on Interstate 95 in Maryland. Trucking overcapacity has driven down rates in 2019 and bankruptcies have made only a small dent in the imbalance. […]

DHL risk unit: Plan for low river levels in Europe

Manufacturers have plans in place to combat falling water levels on the Rhine should the key waterway face a repeat of the 2018 drought that grounded […]

New owners look to boost volumes at Brazil’s Libra terminal

Exports from Rio de Janeiro were up 11.39 percent during the first five months of this year, to 39,613 TEU. Photo credit: With International Container […]

More blank sailings the new trans-Pacific reality

Trans-Pacific container carriers have learned that by tactically withdrawing full weekly sailings, or in some cases maintaining the sailing but skipping certain Asia ports, they are […]

New UN container port index: Shanghai tops in connectivity

Shanghai, serving a vast hinterland market within China, has overtaken Hong Kong, which UNCTAD had listed as the top port since 2006. Photo credit: In […]

JOC Research Note: US intermodal savings lowest in five years

The JOC Domestic Intermodal Savings Index shows that shippers have saved 6.7 percent on spot intermodal this year, much less than a year ago and well […]

Port of Houston pushes ahead with gate expansion

The Port of Houston is advancing with the next phase of the upgrade of its Barbours Cut Terminal, approving an expenditure of more than $40 million […]